The Heart of Personality Type – Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners

October 25 @ 9:00 am October 26 @ 4:30 pm Australia/Sydney

The 2024 AusAPT Sydney Conference is in person at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel in October.

The theme is: The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners.

This is a Type Practitioners’ Conference getting to what is core and new in psychological type.

Program and Presenters

The 2024 AusAPT conference, in central Sydney, will comprise two days of sessions over Friday and Saturday, 25 – 26 October.

The conference theme, The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners, takes us into the core of psychological type and aligned frameworks for understanding ourselves and others. We’ll be looking at the latest theories in Type, Temperament, Interaction Styles and the Enneagram and their application to self-awareness, conflict, learning, teams and understanding addiction.

Our conference program spans a diverse range of sessions presented by Australian and international speakers. Our presenters are: Catherine Stothart (UK), Daniel Liew (Malaysia), Elizabeth Hallows (AU), Meredith Fuller & Brian Walsh (AU), Harumi Gondo (Japan), Sue Blair (NZ/UK), Mary McGuiness (AU), Samantha Mackay (AU) and Terri Connellan (AU), shown in order in the below image.

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Conference Program

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Whether you’re a professional user of psychological type or an interested observer of personality type, our program has something for you.

Bookings are now open!

Bookings are open for AusAPT’s 2024 Sydney Conference, The Heart of Personality Type.

We have kept the conference as affordable as possible. The early bird conference price is $300AU for AusAPT, ILP and other APT members. The conference is $375 for guests/non-members. This includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for both days.

When booking your conference place you can sign up for, or renew, AusAPT membership for 2024-5 to secure your member discount. (Pay $75 membership, save $75 on the conference.) You can also let us know you are a financial member of another APT or ILP and save.

For guests/non-members, the conference is $375 AU.

The conference dinner on Friday 25 October is $70AU two course private event on site at Rydges Sydney Central. This is an additional cost which you can add below when you purchase your conference place – for yourself and for any guest coming with you.

$300 Early bird conference price for 2024/5 AusAPT and APT members

Book your conference place

Click on the blue button below to book your place for the conference and purchase your 2024/5 AusAPT membership in one step as a bundle and save.

You can also let us know you are a current financial member of another APT or ILP and save. Or you can book as a guest/non-member. Plus you can add on the conference dinner for people coming with you but not attending the conference.

Please make sure you are logged in on our website if you have already registered/created an account with us. If not, you will be directed to register with us first to create an account before you book your place for the conference. This only needs to be done once but ensures your details are kept safe and secure and we can provide a customised service for you.

Venue & Accommodation

Our venue for the conference is Rydges Sydney Central Hotel, a sanctuary in the bustling heart of Sydney, ideally situated next to Sydney’s Central Station in the lively locale of Surry Hills. There’s an array of world-class attractions, exceptional dining, and outstanding entertainment close by.

Accommodation:

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel is offering a 15% conference discount on accommodation. We’ll send the booking code and contact information to you when you book your conference place with us.

Rydges includes a state-of-the-art gym and pool, onsite microbrewery, restaurants including Manna Loft and convenient extras such as onsite parking and free WiFi. Spacious, stylish and soothingly peaceful, the well-appointed rooms promise a supremely comfortable stay in the centre of Sydney.

There are also plenty of other options for accommodation in central Sydney.

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$300 Early bird price for AusAPT, APT & ILP members.

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Should I Laugh or Cry? Exploring the Impact of the fourth (‘inferior’) function with Andrew Mountford

Laugh or cry drama masks reflecting the inferior function

August 17 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm AEST

Should I Laugh or Cry? Exploring the Impact of the fourth (‘inferior’) mental function as expressed in an individual’s personality (psychological) type.

Carl Jung observed that an orderly progression emerges for most people in relation to four mental functions based on Perception and Judgement. Isabel Myers developed the MBTI® to implement Jung’s theory of type.

Perception is about ‘all the ways of becoming aware – things, people events or ideas. It involves information gathering, seeking sensation or inspiration – selecting which stimulus to pay attention to.’

Judgement means ‘all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. It includes evaluation, choice, analysis and the selection of a response after receiving the stimulus.’

Mary McCaulley, who worked intimately with Isabel Myers, noted that the purpose of the MBTI® was to make the theory of psychological types by C.G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives.

The theory goes that individual type development occurs in different ways for different types – but the stages of development follow a typical path. The first or ‘dominant’ preference emerges in childhood (6-12 years). The second or ‘auxiliary’ function appears in adolescence (13-20 years). The third or ‘tertiary’ function appears in early adulthood (20-35 years). The least developed or ‘inferior’ function makes its presence known in mid-life (35-50 years). And after that? Come to the session on 17 August to reflect and discuss. The session title offers a clue…

When we include the use of these functions in the extraverted and introverted ‘world’ we arrive at eight possible preference choices.

Roger Pearman reminds us to keep in mind that the goal is not to equally use all eight functions but to at least recognise their contribution to our lives. Equal use would not be desirable. This would be like eight voices talking at you at the same time and at the same volume. He suggests that ‘chaos of self’ would certainly result.

Andrew Mountford

About Andrew Mountford

Andrew Mountford served as Secretary and President of AusAPT between 2013 and 2022. He has recently retired from work outside the home after a consulting career spanning 40 years. He has worked as a trainer, coach and facilitator in Australia and internationally. Clients ranged from community groups to large corporates – in Australia and Europe. In 2020, as the Covid 19 pandemic arrived in Victoria, Andrew and his partner Liz moved down from Melbourne to live in the beautiful coastal town of Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Free Free for members & guests but please bring a plate or bottle to share

RSVP to Meredith by email as below or email info@ausapt.org.au

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Mapping the Shadow: A Type-Based Approach to Shadow Work – Max Chegwyn

October 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Discover how to integrate the shadow using Type and the Seven Habits of Individuation model. In this presentation we will explore the common ways in which Type maps to Persona-Shadow dynamics and the different practices each Type can use for integration and psychospiritual growth.

Jungian Shadow Work is increasingly being used as a coaching tool. More people are recognising the benefits of integrating deeper aspects of themselves to bring balance to their lives, careers, and relationships. However, the shadow is not something that can be easily captured in a concept or identified independently.

In this presentation, we will discuss how Type can be used as a foundation for mapping and integrating the shadow. We will examine the most common ways Type correlates with Persona-Shadow dynamics and how this serves as a valuable tool for identifying shadow material. Finally, we will explore how different classifications of shadow material can be integrated using the Seven Habits of Individuation model.

About Max Chegwyn

Max Chegwyn is a psychospiritual educator and coach dedicated to helping freedom-minded individuals develop self-knowledge. As the curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, Max focuses on fostering individuation and psychospiritual growth. You can find his regular content and learn more about his work at makeitconscious.com.

Picture of Max Chegwyn, curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, a man with a forest green jumper smiling directly at the camera.

How to join the session:

This is an online session and you need to register in advance for the Zoom details. Click the link below to register and joining details will be sent to you:

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Free Free for AusAPT members and guests

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Elvis Presley: Exploring the 8 Jungian functions & type development with Mary McGuiness

September 2, 2023 @ 1:30 pm 2:45 pm Australia/Brisbane

Explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, his use of the 8 Jungian functions and type development. We will use the work of Gary & Margaret Hartzler to look at differences between poorly developed and well-developed functions.

This session is a keynote at the From Shadows to Showtime Conference, 1-2 September in Brisbane. Further details below.

Enjoy glimpses of the life and music of Elvis Presley as we explore the 8 Jungian functions and the process of personality development. Type theory tells us that we can use all the 8 Jungian functions (cognitive processes), but each type prefers certain functions and struggles to use and develop the others. Gary and Margaret Hartzler in Functions of Type list several skills associated with each of the 8 functions. These skills illustrate why a poorly developed function will be expressed differently to a function that is well developed. By looking at evidence from Elvis’s life, his music and his own words we will try to identify how he used each function, how his use of the functions changed over time, and how the changes were reflected in his music. And we will use the opportunity to reflect briefly on our own use of each function. This session will include theory, storytelling, some brief interaction and reflection, film and, of course music!

About Mary McGuiness

Mary McGuiness ENFP has 30 years’ experience teaching personality theory and training professionals to use the MBTI and MajorsPTI. She is founding Director of the Institute for Type Development, est.1986, providing advanced training for type professionals and consulting to organisations. Mary served for 10 years on the National Committee of AusAPT, with two years as President. She has published several books and resources on personality, including the best seller You’ve Got Personality. In 2006 Mary received a Life Membership Award from AusAPT.

Mary McGuiness

Conference Details

$400 – $560 Book early, become an AusAPT member and save.

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Using Psychological Type Ethically: A Discussion of Whys and Hows with Karen Keefer

June 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm Australia/Sydney


APTi recently posted a new set of ethical standards for the use of psychological type (apti.memberclicks.net/apti-standards).  Lead author Karen Keefer will share the goals and process of this project, and discuss the “hows and whys” of the new standards with us.  Bring your questions and concerns about the ethical use of type in your particular location and setting.  Karen is especially interested in current challenges you are facing, and in feedback on the applicability of these U.S.-based standards both internationally and cross-culturally.

About Karen Keefer

Karen Keefer, MA obtained her MBTI® qualification in 1987, and has used type in a variety of settings over the last 35 years.  She was a trainer for APTi’s MBTI Qualifying Program for 13 years and served as Director of that program.  She is an expert in the technique of type-based guided imagery originated by William Yabroff, and with him co-authored Four Gifts of the Mind, a workbook and CD set for using this technique to promote type development.  In addition to her work as a trainer and consultant, Karen has given numerous presentations at APTi conferences and at chapters.  She is a member and a Past President of Bay Area APT (BAAPT).  Her Best-Fit Type is INTJ.

Free Free and open to all

The session will be online via Zoom. Click below to register and details will be sent to you for how to join.

Pre-reading:

The two below documents are pre-reading for the session. The first document is a short article Karen wrote outlining the harms of type misuse, and the second is the new APTi ethical standards that Karen will discuss in the program.  If people would take the time to read these, that will facilitate the discussion.

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AusAPT 2023 Conference: From Shadows to Showtime

September 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am September 2, 2023 @ 3:30 pm Australia/Brisbane

Program and Presenters

The Australian Association for Psychological Type Inc is pleased to be returning to in-person conferencing this year.

Our 2023 conference, in subtropical Brisbane, will comprise two days of keynote and concurrent sessions over Friday and Saturday, 1–2 September.

Our conference program spans a diverse range of sessions from Australian and international presenters, with new faces alongside familiar names from across the wide world of psychological type. As our keynote speakers we’re honoured to present psychologist and author Dr Angelina Bennet from the UK and the world-renowned Australian type luminary Mary McGuiness.

The conference theme, From Shadows to Showtime, reflects our emergence from the shadows of pandemic back into the spotlight on stage. ‘Shadows’ also commemorates the centenary of publication, in English translation, of CG Jung’s Psychological Types, with Jungian topics featuring in our program. And ‘Showtime’ also acknowledges our conference venue in the midst of Brisbane’s historic showgrounds.

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Whether you’re a professional user of psychological type or an interested observer of personality types, our program has something for you. Booking are now open, so come and join us for Spring in the Sunshine State.

Registration

Registrations are open for AusAPT’s 2023 Conference, From Shadows to Showtime. Your registration covers the two days of conference sessions, including lunches on both days, and the conference dinner on Friday, 1 September.

For members of AusAPT and our partner associations (APTi, BAPT, AFTP, ILP), Early Bird registration costs just AUD 480. (That’s around USD 325, GBP 260, EUR 300 on current exchange rates.)

When registering for the conference you can sign up for, or renew, AusAPT membership to secure your member discount. (Pay $75 membership, save $80 on registration.) Conference discounts are also available for retirees and full-time students.

For non-members, registration costs AUD 560.

$400 – $560 Become an AusAPT member and save.

Click on the blue button below to register for the conference and purchase your 2023/4 AusAPT membership in one step as a bundle and save. You can also let us know you are a current financial member of another APT or ILP and save.

Or you can book as a non-member. Plus you can add on the conference dinner for people coming with you but not attending the conference.

Please make sure you are logged in on our website if you have already registered/created an account with us. If not, you will be directed to register with us first to create an account before you book your place for the conference. This only needs to be done once but ensures your details are kept safe and secure and we can provide a customised service for you.


You can also just purchase the conference or become a member or renew your membership also from the form available via the above button.

Any questions or issues, please contact us via email at conference@ausapt.org.au


Place

Our 2023 Conference venue is Rydges Fortitude Valley, a 4.5 star hotel on the edge of downtown Brisbane that previously hosted our 2018 Conference.

Rydges is sited in the historic Showgrounds precinct (reflecting our ‘Showtime’ theme), 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport, an easy walk from Fortitude Valley rail station, and close to bus routes to the city and suburbs.

Rydges’ Paddock Bar is a convivial space for casual conversations with fellow delegates. And just outside the door is King Street with many cafes, bars and restaurants.

Rydges is offering Superior King rooms, plus buffet breakfast for one, at the special conference price of AUD 229 per night (that’s around USD 155, GBP 123). You can book your room via the link below:

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Personality Instruments: what to select and how they can assist

April 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm AEST

Adam Le Good & Rod Winning present Personality instruments, what to select and how they can assist in a practical, useful, fun evening with two top trainers, includes video.

While the focus will be on consultants, Human Resources & Organisational Development & Training and Development professionals who are most likely to be organising these interventions, the session will have applicability for anyone who is curious about what various instruments do and do not do, and how to select according to group needs. Adam and Rod will also provide information about the way that results and familiarity with the instrument’s results may lead to problem solving, coaching, counselling, and training with groups and organisations.

Adam and Rod have a series of videos in production entitled ‘Personality and Behaviour’ explaining that instruments are either essentially personality or behaviour identifiers, behaviour being an outcome of personality and context. The video series will be useful to a wide range of practitioners, students, HR & OD & consultants.

The first episode has been completed.  It is a broad level overview which compares the following instruments – MBTI, Herrmann, TMS, Belbin, Enneagram, DISC Advanced. It is not rating them, more looking for areas where they are best suited or perhaps not suited for.  They have interviewed practitioners from peak bodies in each of these styles. 

About the presenters

Adam Le Good

Adam Le Good has been working in Learning and Development for over 30 years and has been the director of Fundamental Training and Development since 1995. He designs and delivers management and personal development programs for a wide variety of clients throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Specialising in Leadership, Customer Service, Team Building, Project Management and many more, he often incorporates Behavioural and Personality instruments into his programs and is accredited to use MBTI, MBTI Step II, HBDI, DISC Advanced, Team Management Systems, the Belbin Team Roles and CCS Cards

With a degree in Psychology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, he uses his knowledge of human behaviour, practical applications of management principles and theory and a humorous and theatrical style to ensure participants enjoy their learning experience and are able to translate their newly acquired skills to their life and work.

He has been a member of AusAPT since 2019 and has recently taken on the role of General Manager of the Institute for Learning and Performance’s Academy where he oversees the introduction of the Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation and is writing a module for this qualification entitled ‘Apply Psychometric Profiling Tools to Learning.’

For more information go to www.ftd.com.au or connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlegood/

Rod Winning

Rod’s QUALS and BIO can be viewed on https://mysticaldog.com/and he is certified in NeuroLeadership and a qualified counsellor/coach as well as a film maker with decades of experience. He has an extensive background in training and has been a management development specialist for companies like Honda. His most recent film HOME TRUTHS produced with Lesley Coleman is about family violence. This film has won 9 international awards, and was made as a community service to be distributed free to individuals and organisations; go to www.home-truths.com.au to view and download. In addition to filming, editing, and co-producing Rod has also been involved in creating the accompanying e-books with Meredith Fuller (short and long versions).

Free Free for AusAPT members and guests

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Type and Movies: Australian Images – with Peter Malone

May 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm AEST

Type and Movies, Australian Images: Muriel, Mad Max, Billy Kwan (Year of Living Dangerously), Edna Everage,  and films like Gallipoli, My Brilliant Career, Strictly Ballroom, Romper Stomper and those the group would like to raise.

Presented by Peter Malone who will show clips and facilitate a type discussion. Main actors in each movie have been ‘typed’ by Peter and will form the major part of our discussion in relation to ‘typing’ the film genres.

Peter is an MBTI Practitioner since 1986. He has presented seminars on Type and Movies, provides reviews in BAPT Typeface and other journals, and published books (Myers Briggs Goes to the Movies, The Type and Movie Book) for almost forty years.

Peter Malone

Peter’s last session on SUPERHEROES AND MOVIES attracted a huge group, don’t miss this one BOOK IN with Meredith meredith@ausapt.org.au or AusAPT info@ausapt.org.au by 1 May.

Entry:  bring a plate or drink to share. Join us at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

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Autism plus Improv Workshop

March 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm AEDT

OUR 1st EVENT for VIC AusAPT & Friends is Thursday 9th MARCH.

6.30pm for 7 BOOK NOW with Meredith meredith@ausapt.org.au or AusAPT info@ausapt.org.au

WHAT: Autism plus Improv workshop

WHO:

and Hayden Spencer.

WHERE: Epicentre upstairs, CAULFIELD NTH – details below.

If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition and one of its key features is described as persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. The symptoms cause clinically significant impairments in social, occupational and other areas of functioning (DSM-5, APA, 2013 pp. 50-51).

  • • There are approximately 30,000 young adults with ASD in Australia.
  • • Only 28% of this group complete tertiary courses post school.
  • • 50% of this group are unemployed.
  • • Less than half of this cohort has friends.
  • • 50 -70% of this group suffer from anxiety and depression.
  • • This group of Australians spend on average 9 hours a day engaged in solitary technology-based activities.

Currently, there are no social skills coaching programs for young adults with ASD in Australia. Neary, P., Gilmore, L., and Ashburner, J. 2015. ‘Post-school needs of young people with high- functioning autism spectrum disorder.’ Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 18:1- 11.

Code Blue for Autism, was founded by Helen and Michael Whelan in Brisbane, Queensland. Helen has a background in the Creative Arts, Nursing and Michael is a performer, musician, writer, and esteemed academic who has led numerous research projects working with young people with autism.

In 2017, in the absence of any suitable social skill programs for their autistic son, Helen and Michael designed and developed the Chill program for young adults on the autism spectrum. To them, this situation was an ‘emergency’, or in medical terms a ‘Code Blue’. Since then, they have become the industry leaders in this arena.

Links between type and autism will be explored in this fascinating workshop.

TYPE DATA:

Meredith will present the results of her small sample of People with Autism and Aspergers + AHDH who have completed the MBTI inventory. She will also discuss her observations on a number of children/adolescents on the ASD scale.

” 10 people have completed the MBTI and confirmed in discussion. I will be asking our participants to consider their hunches before giving the results. The observation of a number of children has also led to some likely TYPE preferences; as these are relatives there has been extensive observation to draw upon.  Russell is also familiar with TYPE and will share his observations of the young people he has been working with,” Meredith Fuller OAM Psychologist

ENTRY IS BRING A PLATE OR BOTTLE to SHARE

BOOK NOW with Meredith meredith@ausapt.org.au or AusAPT info@ausapt.org.au

Free For AusAPT members and guests

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The Australian Association for Psychological Type (AusAPT) was formed in October 1991 at Australia’s first type conference, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Australian Perspectives. The fledgling association’s leaders immediately set about convening another conference, this time in AusAPT’s own name. The first issue of the Australian Journal for Psychological Type (March 1992) announced that: The newly formed [AusAPT] will hold its first National Conference on the Sunshine Coast, at Twin Waters Resort, commencing on Wednesday, 30 September 1992. This conference seeks to explore all aspects of Psychological Type including application and practice in the field, research, the concerns of practitioners and others, (more…)